MOVEMENT-BASED PERFORMANCE, 2013

MOVEMENT-BASED PERFORMANCE, 2013

In Accumulation – Influx 32 the confrontation with my memories builds up a ritualized movement. A video is screened while the audience arrives at the performance space. It shows me writing a letter to the man who is in prison with charges for murdering an older brother of mine. After five years of his imprisonment—and more than 13 years of my brother’s passing—, the action of writing captured on video releases a silent monologue with its broken tempo, full of pauses and restarts. The dance, by its turn, reveals constriction, sobriety, and self-control. The result can be read as a martial/funeral ritual influenced by the duality of references from my deceased brother and from his murder.

 

32 is the number of days since I started crafting the structure shared with the audience at the Judson Church in the Spring 2013.

 

Writing a  letter to my brother's murder

Writing a  letter to my brother's murder

CREDITS

CREDITS

Conceived and performed by Cristiane Bouger

Martial Costume Designed by Babatunde Ajiboye

Cinematography by Flemming Fynsk

Sound Design by Cristiane Bouger and Steve Fontaine

 

Special thanks to K.J. Holmes, Naomi Porto, Larissa Brandão, and KÁVÉ Espresso Bar and Event Space (Bushwick).

PERFORMANCES

PERFORMANCES

NEW YORK CITY, USA

2015 The photos, video, and costume were shown in the exhibition The Nudity Is Not Malicious – Video Performance, Photography and Documentation, as part of Bushwick Open Studios, June 5–7, 2015.

 

2013 Chez Bushwick Presents 2night Show with Movement Research Artists-in-Residence. Center for Performance Research – CPR, Brooklyn, May 9–10, 2013.

 

2013 Movement Research at the Judson Church series, May 6, 2013.

FUNDS

FUNDS

This performance was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

In Accumulation – Influx 32 the confrontation with my memories builds up a ritualized movement. A video is screened while the audience arrives at the performance space. It shows me writing a letter to the man who is in prison with charges for murdering an older brother of mine. After five years of his imprisonment—and more than 13 years of my brother’s passing—, the action of writing captured on video releases a silent monologue with its broken tempo, full of pauses and restarts. The dance, by its turn, reveals constriction, sobriety, and self-control. The result can be read as a martial/funeral ritual influenced by the duality of references from my deceased brother and from his murder.

 

32 is the number of days since I started crafting the structure shared with the audience at the Judson Church in the Spring 2013.

 

Conceived and performed by Cristiane Bouger

Martial Costume Designed by Babatunde Ajiboye

Cinematography by Flemming Fynsk

Sound Design by Cristiane Bouger and Steve Fontaine

 

Special thanks to K.J. Holmes, Larissa Brandão, and KÁVÉ Espresso Bar and Event Space (Bushwick).

NEW YORK CITY, USA

2015 The photos, video, and costume were shown in the exhibition The Nudity Is Not Malicious – Video Performance, Photography and Documentation, as part of Bushwick Open Studios, June 5–7, 2015.

 

2013 Chez Bushwick Presents 2night Show with Movement Research Artists-in-Residence. Center for Performance Research – CPR, Brooklyn, May 9–10, 2013.

 

2013 Movement Research at the Judson Church series, May 6, 2013.

This performance was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

In Accumulation – Influx 32 the confrontation with my memories builds up a ritualized movement. A video is screened while the audience arrives at the performance space. It shows me writing a letter to the man who is in prison with charges for murdering an older brother of mine. After five years of his imprisonment—and more than 13 years of my brother’s passing—, the action of writing captured on video releases a silent monologue with its broken tempo, full of pauses and restarts. The dance, by its turn, reveals constriction, sobriety, and self-control. The result can be read as a martial/funeral ritual influenced by the duality of references from my deceased brother and from his murder.

 

32 is the number of days since I started crafting the structure shared with the audience at the Judson Church in the Spring 2013.

 

Conceived and performed by Cristiane Bouger

Martial Costume Designed by Babatunde Ajiboye

Cinematography by Flemming Fynsk

Sound Design by Cristiane Bouger and Steve Fontaine

 

Special thanks to K.J. Holmes, Larissa Brandão, and KÁVÉ Espresso Bar and Event Space (Bushwick).

NEW YORK CITY, USA

2015 The photos, video, and costume were shown in the exhibition
The Nudity Is Not Malicious – Video Performance, Photography and Documentation, as part of Bushwick Open Studios, June 5–7, 2015.

 

2013 Chez Bushwick Presents 2night Show with Movement Research Artists-in-Residence. Center for Performance Research – CPR, Brooklyn, May 9–10, 2013.

 

2013 Movement Research at the Judson Church series, May 6, 2013.

This performance was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

In Accumulation – Influx 32 the confrontation with my memories builds up a ritualized movement. A video is screened while the audience arrives at the performance space. It shows me writing a letter to the man who is in prison with charges for murdering an older brother of mine. After five years of his imprisonment—and more than 13 years of my brother’s passing—, the action of writing captured on video releases a silent monologue with its broken tempo, full of pauses and restarts. The dance,
by its turn, reveals constriction, sobriety, and self-control. The result can be read as a martial/funeral ritual influenced by the duality of references from my deceased brother and from his murder.

 

32 is the number of days since I started crafting the structure shared with the audience at the Judson Church in the Spring 2013.

 

Conceived and performed by Cristiane Bouger

Martial Costume Designed by Babatunde Ajiboye

Cinematography by Flemming Fynsk

Sound Design by Cristiane Bouger and Steve Fontaine

 

Special thanks to K.J. Holmes, Larissa Brandão, and KÁVÉ Espresso Bar and Event Space (Bushwick).

Conceived and performed by
Cristiane Bouger

Martial Costume Designed by
Babatunde Ajiboye

Cinematography by Flemming Fynsk

Sound Design by Cristiane Bouger and Steve Fontaine

 

Special thanks to K.J. Holmes, Larissa Brandão, and KÁVÉ Espresso Bar and Event Space (Bushwick).

NEW YORK CITY, USA

2015 The photos, video, and costume were shown in the exhibition The Nudity Is Not Malicious – Video Performance, Photography and Documentation, as part of Bushwick Open Studios, June 5–7, 2015.

 

2013 Chez Bushwick Presents 2night Show with Movement Research Artists-in-Residence. Center for Performance Research – CPR, Brooklyn, May 9–10, 2013.

 

2013 Movement Research at the Judson Church series, May 6, 2013.

NEW YORK CITY, USA

2015 The photos, video, and costume were shown in the exhibition The Nudity Is Not Malicious – Video Performance, Photography and Documentation, as part of Bushwick Open Studios, June 5–7, 2015.

 

2013 Chez Bushwick Presents 2night Show with Movement Research Artists-in-Residence. Center for Performance Research – CPR, Brooklyn, May 9–10, 2013.

 

2013 Movement Research at the Judson Church series, May 6, 2013.

This performance was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This performance was made possible, in part, through the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund and by public funds from the New York City Department
of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

In Accumulation – Influx 32 the confrontation with my memories builds up a ritualized movement. A video is screened while the audience arrives at the performance space. It shows me writing a letter to the man who is in prison with charges for murdering an older brother of mine. After five years of his imprisonment—and more than 13 years of my brother’s passing—, the action of writing captured on video releases a silent monologue with its broken tempo, full of pauses and restarts. The dance, by its turn, reveals constriction, sobriety, and self-control. The result can be read as a martial/funeral ritual influenced by the duality of references from my deceased brother and from his murder.

 

32 is the number of days since I started crafting the structure shared with the audience at the Judson Church in the Spring 2013.

 

COPYRIGHT © 2021 BY CRISTIANE BOUGER. 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.